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Muchami Muranga

ABC Bank honors Muchami, the mountain moving man – 11th June 2019

Nicholas Muchami carved a road in Kaganda village, Murang’a county to save villagers the trouble of using a longer route to their destination. When his story went viral, many well-wishers came forward to celebrate his selflessness. Some ABC Bank staff took it upon themselves to recognize his efforts in giving back to the community by coming together and contributing household shopping in May.

ABC Bank pledged to support Muchami for his philanthropic act and on Tuesday 11th June, the Bank delivered on its promise. ABC Bank staff led by General Manager – Treasury & Financial Institutions Philip Wambua surprised Muchami at his home in Kaganda, Murang’a by delivering a high yielding ‘grade’ dairy cow, a supply of cow feed and livestock insurance right to his doorstep.

ABC Bank’s double victory at Business Awards – 17th May 2019

ABC Bank scooped two awards at the Think Business Awards gala held on 17th May 2019. The Bank was recognized as the winner in the Bank with the lowest charge overall category and the 2nd runners up in the Bank with the lowest charge for individuals category.

Bagging the awards for Bank with the lowest charges three years in a row affirms the Bank’s commitment to offer innovative and affordable financial solutions that meet our customers’ needs.

We thank you for making us champions. Asante sana!

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ABC Bank fetes Murang’a’s Hero – 16th May 2019

Not all heroes wear capes and certainly Nicholas Muchami, a 45-year old man from Kaganda village, Kiharu, Murang’a County is one of them.

The tall, lean, ashy-haired man of few words does not resemble a character that mirrors one of Marvel’s Avenger franchise heroes, but to the people of his village, Muchami is hailed as the local hero who has made life better for all.

His story, that went viral on social media, narrates how he tirelessly dug a road up a hill for 10 days straight so that the distance between two parts of Kaganda village could be halved.
Armed with a hoe and a ramrod determination to complete his task to construct a 1.5 kilometre road, Muchami dug from dawn to dusk to dig the road up a hill.

“I work as a watchman at a nearby school and I see that people around the area including children have to walk at least four kilometers to get from one point of Kaganda to another. I decided to dig the road to make travelling easier,” said Muchami when he visited ABC Bank’s head office.

Esther Wanjiku, a social activist and a Kaganda native, was joyously unrestrained when the road was completed and this is what drove her to tell Muchami’ s story via social media, a move that has stolen the hearts of Murang’a residents, local, regional and national politicians, businessmen, mainstream media and other Kenyans including the management of ABC Bank.
Esther, who accompanied Muchami for the meeting at ABC Bank, says that road has inspired other residents in the area to take up ownership of challenges they face while at the same time this road has challenged leaders, across the board, to apply themselves in solving issues that affect their constituents.

“Muchami is an inspiration to us all that we do not necessarily have to have money to solve problems,” said Esther. Since the news went viral Muchami has additionally attracted the attention of businesspeople from as far as Kitengela as well as well-wishers who have stepped forward to show appreciation of his work, and this has been helpful.

Muchami has managed to build the road despite numerous challenges including not having a complete house while at the same time, he does menial gigs to supplement his meagre income.
“Some of the problems that I have include an incomplete house. I would appreciate if my home could get electricity. I would be eternally grateful if I had another dairy cow,” added the soft-spoken man.

ABC Bank decided to make his wishes come through. ABC Bank Treasury & Financial Institutions General Manager Philip Wambua pledged, on behalf of the bank, to buy a high yielding ‘grade’ dairy cow and at least six months of feed and livestock insurance.  “In addition to supporting Muchami with his immediate needs we must also provide solutions that are sustainable,” said Philip at the meeting.

ABC Bank will work with Esther to open an account for Muchami with the local milk processors so that he can supply his milk on a daily basis, organize to open a bank account for him, give him financial training and organize extension services to ensure that his cows are healthy, and they can multiply. Bank staff also contributed their own resources to send him back home with an assortment of food and household goods.

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ABC Bank statement on social media allegations

ABC Bank notes the fake allegations of money laundering circulating on Social Media. We reject these rumours and the choreographed attack on our Bank as malicious and unfounded. The Bank is fully compliant with CBK regulations and the principles of corporate governance.

We strongly refute allegations made about gaps in our Anti Money Laundering/Know Your Customer (AML/KYC) checks. We are fully committed to adhering to all existing AML/KYC guidelines.

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ABC Bank sponsors Visa Oshwal community eye clinic – Kisumu

On Sunday 7th April 2019, The Visa Oshwal Vanik Community in Kisumu held a Free Eye Camp in the region, at Gagra Secondary School. ABC bank partnered with the team by sponsoring and supporting the activities of the day which included operation of cataracts, provision of reading glasses and prescription of  medication to patients who turned up for eye check ups.

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ABC Bank celebrates phenomenal women  

On  8th March 2019,  ABC BANK marked International Women’s Day by going out to celebrate amazing women who have journeyed with  the Bank over the years and who have been our loyal customers and partners. The ladies were pleasantly surprised and were thankful for the recognition and appreciation.

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Job Shadow Day in celebration of Global Money Week – 15th March 2019

On Friday 15th March, ABC Bank hosted 5 ladies from Ngara Girls High School for a job shadow day in celebration of Global Money Week. Global Money Week is an annual financial awareness campaign held in March to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. This year’s Global Money Week theme is “Learn Save Earn”. This is an initiative of Kenya Bankers Association in partnership with Junior Achievers. The girls visited Westlands Branch and some departments in Head Office where they got to learn the roles and functions of different departments.

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ABC Bank touches a child’s heart by supporting The Mater Heart Run – 14th March 2019

On Thursday 15th March 2019, ABC Bank donated Sh. 300,000 to the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in support of this year’s Mater Heart Run to be held on Saturday 25th May 2019. ABC Bank Head of Retail Banking, Amanda Corline said that the Bank was glad to be giving back to the community and making a difference in the health sector by partnering in The Mater Heart Run programme as she presented Mater Hospital Governing Council Chair, Prof. Henry Thairu with a dummy cheque in support of The Mater Heart Run 2019.

The Mater Heart Run is aimed at raising funds for the cardiac program. Initially held only in Nairobi, the Heart Run has grown over the years and is now held in nine different towns; Nairobi, Mombasa, Machakos, Mumias, Meru, Kisumu, Nyeri, Eldoret and Nakuru